Anime USA would like to introduce the Founder of TOKYOPOP, Stu Levy!
Stu Levy is an international entrepreneur, producer, director and writer across mediums including graphic novels, film, television and new media. Founder of the pioneering media company TOKYOPOP, Stu is known for establishing the manga market in North America.
Trying to find that special something for a special someone?
Want a souvenir to remember this year’s convention?
Need that one DVD to complete your collection or that final manga volume?
Well do we have a place for you! Come by the Anime USA Marketplace, where we will have anime, manga, DVDs, figurines, and all sorts of awesome things for sale! Check out our Dealer’s Page for a list of this year’s marketplace vendors.
It’s that time of year again! Thank you so much for your patience while we work hard behind-the-scenes to put on the best show yet! This year’s programming schedule features autograph sessions with your favorite guests, cosplay masquerade, dances, educational workshops, and more!
Each year, we host a themed formal ball at Anime USA! For 2016, Anime USA is excited to announce our theme: East Meets West.. an intriguing blend between the Meiji era and steampunk fashion! Wear your finest kimonos or most intricate steampunk outfit, but don’t forget your dancing shoes as you’ll cha-cha, waltz, and swing your way through the night!
Anime USA is excited to partner with the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative, an organization dedicated to providing access to arts and humanities education and cultural experiences for DC school children with this year’s charity auction. The Collaborative shares Anime USA’s strong belief that the arts can have a tremendous positive impact on people’s–and particularly children’s–lives. We look forward to raising money so they can continue their valuable work! Please come visit our charity auction Sunday at 1 pm in Panel 1 to contribute towards their efforts and take home some unique souvenirs of Anime USA 2016.
Are you interested in covering Anime USA? If you run a blog, podcast, or news site, you may be eligible for a complimentary Press Pass for the 2016 convention. Check out the Press page to learn more and apply today.
Have you ever been curious about staffing Anime USA? Sign up for our Volunteers Department! It is an excellent opportunity to see different departments, meet our staff, and get a good idea what it’s like working behind the scenes at our event. We are always looking for dedicated, hardworking, and energetic people to join our ranks and help us keep Anime USA fun for all. We offer a full badge reimbursement after 15 hours, and crash space to those who work 20 hours or more*. Sign up today!
*Crash space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Rides In ReVellion is a visual rock band from Osaka, Japan. Their music combines dramatic melodies reminiscent of classic visual kei artists with modern digital sound to create their unique “harmonized time paradox” that appeals to the hearts of all generations. They have played stages, both big and small, across their home country, and they are very excited to be making their overseas debut at Anime USA!
Since their inception, Rides In ReVellion has worked hard to ensure that their music is accessible to fans all around the world. Please join enchanting vocalist KuRo, elegant guitarist TaJI, charming bassist Nagisa, and bubbly drummer Ame for an unforgettable performance and other fun events this October.
Nina Lynn (“Mango Sirene”) is a cosplayer, YouTube vlogger, and Twitch streamer based in the Midwest United States. After discovering cosplay back in 2007, she was instantly hooked. Despite having no prior experience with clothing fabrication, she jumped headfirst into the world of costuming, quickly teaching herself how to sew, style wigs, make props, and model her outfits. Her passion for the hobby eventually led to her becoming a fashion major during college, and she’s recently begun to collaborate with Simplicity Creative as a pattern designer and liaison for all things cosplay.
Nina has been an active member of the cosplay community since attending that first convention in ’07, having made more than 90 costumes over the past nine years. Her YouTube channel, which focuses on tutorials, convention vlogs, and other cosplay fun, has garnered over 3.8 million views and 70,000 subscribers. Using her degree in fashion design and her prior experience in theater, she frequently acts as a craftsmanship and performance judge for convention masquerades, and she herself has taken home several awards, including Best In Show and Best Skit Performance. Her focus behind everything she does is on creating a welcoming environment for those who are new to the hobby, all the while maintaining focus on the most important aspect of cosplay: having fun and striving to do your very best!